Popular peripheral manufacturer HORI has confirmed today that it will be releasing a Link themed Super Smash Bros Gamecube controller in Europe in August and in the United States in September. The item is available to pre-order now from Amazon and will set you back $27.99. Here’s all the details you need to know before hitting the pre-order button.
- Officially licensed by Nintendo
- Perfect for Super Smash Bros, Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario Kart 8, and Virtual Console titles for Wii U
- Features short stroke L and R buttons, 3 Turbo settings, and a large D-pad
- Similar in shape and function as the original Nintendo GameCube controller but plugs straight into the Wii U Remote!
- Compatible with Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro supported titles and most Nintendo Virtual Console titles
Amazon Mexico has just started selling physical items on their marketplace and the first item sold was a Fire Emblem themed amiibo figure. Yes, Ike was the first physical item that has been sold on Amazon Mexico, which is probably extremely good marketing for Nintendo as mainstream sites begin to pick up on the news. Amiibo spotters also noticed that the site had a number of rare amiibo figures to purchase, but they could only be bought by those in Mexico.
It seems like this rumor was, once again, to good to be true. Last week we reported how the previously squashed rumor of a live action The Legend of Zelda television series may be heading to Amazon Video (instead of Netflix). This rumor was made off of some hasty assumptions (please understand).
Amazon had listed that it was working on a Zelda project, currently titled “Z.” However, it has been cleared up that this Zelda series is actually about novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (writer of Save Me the Waltz and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald). In other words, don’t expect to see Link on the small screen anytime soon.
It is now post E3 and the rumour mill is still in full flow. The latest rumour suggests that Disney and Nintendo are both teaming up for a number of things including films, video games and interactive toys and merchandise. The second rumour is regarding Nintendo joining forces with Amazon to get their mobile titles on the Amazon App Store. Amazon apparently approached Nintendo about the deal. The rumour comes from the same source that apparently accurately predicted the wave three amiibo information as well as the collaboration between Skylanders and amiibo. Here’s some of the details.
- Nintendo & Disney have negotiated a deal for films, video games and interactive toys/merchandise
- amiibo are not included in Disney Infinity 3.0 because both companies are yet to set an agreement
- Disney wanted to have Mario figurine in Disney Infinity, but Nintendo hasn’t made a deal yet
- Mario could star in Disney films, such as Wreck-It Ralph 2
- Disney wants a game where Mario and Mickey meet up
- Nintendo is open to the idea, but want to set their own pace for it
- Nintendo mobile games will hit the Amazon App Store
- Nintendo will offer their mobile games through Amazon App Store
- Amazon approached Nintendo about the deal
- Nintendo asked Amazon about Amazon TV game
- People at Amazon think that there is something related to Android going on
- Nintendo is moving some of their data out of Amazon Cloud Servers to DeNA ones
Remember those rumours of a live-action Legend of Zelda series that were kicking about and hastily squashed by Iwata? Well, looks like there’s more to the story! Apparently, a Zelda series is still on the go but instead of Netflix, will be piloted by Amazon. The pilot will be shot in August to be aired at the beginning of 2016, possibly around the same time that the Zelda Wii U game would be releasing since it got pushed back. The idea of a Zelda series seemed to divide opinion quite a bit, so what do we think now that it definitely seems to be happening?
This E3 brought a number of high-profile releases which gamers will no doubt be eager to get their hands on this year and in 2016. Popular online retailer Amazon has listed the top ten most pre-ordered video games following last week’s gaming event in Los Angeles. Sadly, there are no Nintendo related titles on the list which will no doubt come as a disappointment to Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe. Here’s the games which saw the biggest uplift in pre-orders following E3.
- Forza Motorsport 6 – 1005%
- Star Wars Battlefront – 857%
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – 690%
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 488%
- Fallout 4 – 467%
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – 382%
- Halo 5: Guardians – 344%
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 243%
- Madden NFL 16 – 136%
- FIFA 16 – 76%
- Rare Replay, Microsoft
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Microsoft
- Doom, Bethesda
- Dishonored 2, Bethesda
- Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix
- Gears of War 4, Microsoft
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft
- Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony
- Dishonored Definitive Edition, Bethesda
- Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, Microsoft
Always fancied picking up the adorable Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker but were in two minds about it? Well, you will be pleased to know that Amazon has the puzzle title on offer at the moment for $32.60. That’s not a bad price if you haven’t delved into Toad’s latest adventure. You can check out our review, right here.
Thanks, Mike M